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Cleaner Production: A Guidance Document for the Mining Industry in South Africa
Expanded Title:This project introduced Cleaner Production (CP) technologies to the mining industry by using a number of CP tools. A scoping study identified distinct differences in how big and small companies improve their practices and consider environmental impacts. Company policy and the practices of their competitors drive awareness within larger companies, while legislation drives awareness in smaller companies. The fact that several existing water-related threats by and to the mining industry can be alleviated by CP technologies, presents opportunities to facilitate the introduction of CP approaches. Cleaner Production Forums were formed where coal and gold miners could share ideas, fight common battles and share success stories. Life Cycle Analysis studies were carried out to determine priority areas and acquaint industry with the technique. Throughout the project term a campaign was maintained to raise awareness of the benefits and need for adopting CP approaches. A CP guide was developed to assist mining companies with implementing CP programmes.
Date Published:01/04/2011
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Wastewater Management - Industrial, Mine water - Mine water treatment
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Technical
WRC Report No:TT 485/11
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0097-9
ISBN Set No:978-1-4312-0098-6
Authors:Barclay SJ; Trusler G; von Blottnitz H; Buckley CA; Kothuis B; Janish C
Project No:K5/1553
Organizations:Digby Wells and Associates
Document Size:1 315 KB
Attachments:Summary TT 485.pdf
Table of Contents for TT 485.pdf
Related Documents:The introduction of cleaner production technologies in the South African mining industry
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